C. Ronald Platt

Ronnie Platt

B.S.P.E., 1962
Chairman, Platt, Sparks & Associates Consulting Petroleum Engineers, Inc.

A native of Austin, C. Ronald (“Ronny”) Platt became a petroleum engineer in 1962, when he earned his bachelor of science degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He was employed by Chevron Oil Company for more than 13 years before he opened a private petroleum engineering consulting office in 1976. In 1980, with fellow petroleum engineering alumnus Don Sparks he co-founded a petroleum engineering firm and currently serves as chairman of Platt, Sparks and Associates Consulting Petroleum Engineers, Inc. The company provides professional consulting petroleum engineering services to operators and owners of petroleum properties, mineral interest owners, attorneys, courts, government agencies, banks and financial counselors.

Highly respected in the petroleum industry, Ronny is recognized as one of the leading petroleum engineering experts in regulatory hearings and litigation. He has served as an expert witness in more than 150 lawsuits and more than 500 administrative hearings. He was the Texas governor’s appointee to the Energy Resources Committee of The Interstate Oil Compact Commission for 12 years.

Ronny has supported the Cockrell School in several capacities.  He served on the External Advisory Committee for the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the university. He and Don Sparks established the Platt, Sparks and Associates Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering this past year, after having been a Friend of Alec for more than 22 years.

A licensed professional engineer in Texas, Ronny is a member of both the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Ronny is married to Kathie Platt, and they have four children and ten grandchildren. He is a member of the Lake Travis Methodist Church and a member of the advisory board of My Healing Place, a non-profit agency that provides grief, trauma and loss counseling in the Austin area.

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